Lots of heavy breathing noises and unseen evils make the opening sequence of Penny Dreadful –
the murder of a mother and her young daughter — traditional startle horror, but everything that happens afterwards is a weirdly modern fusion of all
Set in Victorian London in 1891, Penny Dreadful
introduces us to Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), a reserved woman with a habit of summoning spiders and/or visions when she prays. Lightening the mood, at least initially, is Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett).
Ethan is a gunslinger in every sense of the word, showing off his formidable shooting skills in his first scene before demonstrating his less metaphorical talents with some athletic sex up against the side of a circus wagon. Ethan’s a dream romance hero if you like them callous, charming and needing to… Continue